Strength Training At Home

Strength training at home has its benefits and conveniences; there are of course some setbacks and restrictions to training at home as opposed to a commercial facility. Strength Training at a big commercial facility has convenience, variety and atmosphere. But…

Training at home in your shop or garage also has an abundance of time-based convenience. The reason that so many fail and don’t go on to see the hopes and dreams of their goals realized is: lack of motivation and unrealistic training routines or simply just not enough equipment to challenge and stimulate yourself towards continued strength and growth gains.

Determining  Reasons For Strength Training At Home

Whether you’re new to strength training or somewhat advanced, having a clear goal and routine that suits your fitness level is crucial, especially if you’re at a beginner level.

Time and money can be contributing factors for wanting to strength train at home as these are financially harsh times for most of us, and does have to be considered.

The fact is, whatever your reasons are for wanting to strength train at home or anywhere for that matter, life's easier when you’re strong.

If you’ve never been in good condition, but are determined to get that way, strength training will change and improve your life in ways you can’t imagine.

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Advantages of strength training at home:

o   Saving money on monthly gym fees

o   Convenience

o   No travel time or expense of it.

o   No lineups or waiting for people to slow you down, when you’re training.

o   You can go at your own pace

o   Make your post work out meal or shake right after your work-out to replenish your 30 minute time decay glycogen stores, with carbs and protein.   

Training At Home, Does Consistency Beat Intensity?

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Strength training at home has its conveniences, but also poses some obstacles in the world of strength training, there are no free rides or shortcuts and you will have to work for every ounce of strength, muscular change and definition you want.

I personally don’t think that consistency 100% trumps intensity. These are two extremely closely related subjects in that; it’s difficult to make changes and see continued growth in strength without having the consistency to work out at home. But...

On the other side of the same coin; if you’re not progressive (meaning: increase your resistance and intensity over time), the results may not be what you hope or expect to see. (Strength training vs bodybuilding).

It takes time, patience, effort even courage to make these improvements. Treat strength training at home like anything else: take it a day at a time!

The Secret

Because of your interest in strength training and using your own home gym. I will personally share with you the most important motivational secret to your success with regards to strength training at home is....

90% of your success will stem from the amount of effort that you put into creating a mental image of looking and feeling stronger and visualizing it!

This is the act of dreaming, this imaginary effort allows you to visually see that all things are possible, especially when we can see them in our own mind. So many don't understand and even underestimate that dreaming is no different than strength training.

The amount of effort you put into your dream determines whether you make that dream your reality. Simply put: your dream of building a better body through strength training at home is...

the imaginary road or highway that you travel towards your goal, without a goal; even a small one, the chances of your success will decrease significantly!

Find what inspires you and build a goal from that, and write it down with conviction, read it to yourself at least once or twice a day. This connects your vision and dream to the mental picture of your goal.

The Truth About Strength Training at Home

Setting a goal and training with enough intensity and consistently to see results has its challenges!

Strength training at home has its obstacles, phones ring, household chores need to be tended to, family and friends may interrupt you, So… guard your 30 minute to one hour workout jealously if you feel you need to.

If you want to see your dream realized of building a better body, weight and strength training at home has some great things about it, But…

You do have to be naturally self-motivated. If you’re not, your results will probably reflect this.

I have witnessed over the years many friends and acquaintances that started their own home-based gyms but…

Without the motivation: most of their equipment simply became closet organizers or places to hang their clothes or children’s toys on.

On the other hand, if you are serious about training at home it does have many convenient and self-fulfilling rewards to it.

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How To Set Up Your Home-Based Gym

Most people don’t realize the importance of having first: a designated area specifically for strength training at home. Whether this is a room upstairs, in the basement, shop or garage, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you set it up in a way that motivates, stimulates and has a safe training environment for you.

Next: It is so important for this area or room to have atmosphere, it should be painted a color that is inspirational, or that naturally agrees with your motivational thought template.

You may also want to have some inspirational photos, posters, paintings, whatever it is that encourages and motivates you, when you’re in that room.

Also, if you can have your room well lit, or if you can personally install, or have a professional install a dimmer switch, to the light or lights in your room, so that you can control the lighting in it.

Most people have no idea of the concept and importance of lighting and the shadows it reflects and casts, in relation to how this makes you look and feel.

Add a decent mirror to your gym room, it doesn’t have to be huge or anything, just enough to clearly see yourself in, something 2’ x 3’ or bigger, something like this can easily be found in your neighborhood garage sales or buy and sell magazines.

This will replace the weigh-scale that you may have used in the past. You now use your posing mirror and adjust the lighting accordingly, to help you assess changes in your physique, and keep your form in check, as you progress with your strength training at home.

Make sure you’ve taken the time to add a good complete list of uplifting and motivational music that stimulates you heavily, to keep you training intensely at your home-based gym. And be-sure to take photos of your progress as you continue with your training at home.

If you live in an apartment townhouse or condo or too close to others to have your music loud enough to enjoy and motivate you, use your iPod or MP3 player.

Remember the place you pick and design into your own home gym, should include your creative and imaginative ideas, be careful with your money. Make your gym become a place you want to spend time in.

The better and more efficient you make it: the more it will reflect the ultimate body, you will build in it!


Strength training at home is something I have been an advocate of for many years, building this page for you to enjoy and use, is something that I've wanted to do for sometime.

See (Home gyms weight training) for more ideas of building your own home dynamic weight training gym!

I have decided to break this page up into two pages, creating a second or sister page, to include the actual exercises with sequenced illustrations for each exercise and how to do them. Here is the link strength training at home exercises.

I hope you enjoy them for many years to come, as I have. Thank you for checking out strength training at home. Never give-up on your dream of building your better body 'This Year' no matter where you live or work-out!

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